Press releases

  • 30 Sep 2015 - KABUL As the situation unfolds in Kunduz, the United Nations in Afghanistan reminds all parties to the conflict of their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians from harm and to respect human rights at all times.
  • 28 Sep 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s suicide attack in Zarghun Shahr district in the south-eastern province of Paktika. On 27 September, a suicide attacker detonated an improvised explosive device during a volleyball game, killing at least 17 civilians, including 15 children and injuring at least 60 others, the majority children.
  • 28 Sep 2015 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns the attack, claimed by the Taliban, on the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan today. Such attacks on civilians and civilian facilities are a clear violation of international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • 23 Sep 2015 - KABUL As Afghans prepare to mark the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, UN envoy Nicholas Haysom wishes all Afghans a peaceful and joyous celebration.
  • 03 Sep 2015 - KABUL In the last of a series of three meetings to examine the role of United Nations entities in Afghanistan, senior Government and UN officials, along with representatives from the international donor community, met in Kabul today.
  • 24 Aug 2015 - KABUL UNAMA condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s suicide attack in the Macorayan area of Kabul city that killed 12 and injured at least 88 others, including 13 children and 21 women. The attack was carried out on a crowded street, during rush hour and in front of a private hospital causing extensive damage to homes and property. It targeted a convoy from the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, killing three contractors.
  • 08 Aug 2015 - KABUL Three attacks by Anti-Government Elements in Kabul on 7 August caused at least 355 civilian casualties – 42 deaths and 313 injured – the highest number of civilians killed and injured in one day since the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) began systematically recording civilian casualties in 2009. The attacks also caused extensive damage to civilian homes and property.
  • 07 Aug 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing today of at least eight civilians and the injuring of more than 200 in Kabul.
  • 05 Aug 2015 - KABUL - The Afghan conflict continued to exact a heavy toll on Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2015, with civilian casualties projected to equal or exceed the record high numbers documented in 2014, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today.
  • 22 Jul 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing today of at least 19 civilians and the injuring of at least 28 at a bombing in the Almar district of Faryab province.
  • 19 Jul 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the establishment by the National Unity Government of the Electoral System Reform Commission, under the chairmanship of Mr. Sultan Shah Akefi.
  • 16 Jul 2015 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I wish all Afghans Eid Mubarak. As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr after a month of fasting and worship, I hope that families around Afghanistan will be able to come together in peace, in an environment free of fear and violence.
  • 15 Jul 2015 - NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned, in the strongest terms, the recent attacks in Afghanistan that killed and injured more than 100 civilians, including women and children. The attacks in Khost and Baghlan Provinces and Kabul city occurred near spaces of public assembly, including a bazaar as well as mosque where civilians had gathered to pray.
  • 14 Jul 2015 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I condemn the attack targeting civilians gathered for Iftar at the Grand Mosque in Pul-e-Khomri, Baghlan province. The attack wounded more than 40 civilians, with many in critical condition An improvised explosive device planted at the mosque detonated during an Iftar dinner for 500 people. The government had arranged the event to distribute oil and rice to the poorest families of the city.